I have had the pleasure of working with Turner Publishing for a couple of giveaways on my own blog, and they are top notch. Their books are so classy, so well done, so ENGAGING. So when I was thinking about what giveaway would best personify the beginning of Alabama Bloggers, they were the first company that crossed my mind.
I'm not usually a history buff by any stretch, but the moment I opened up Historic Photos of Birmingham, I couldn't put it down until I had looked at every picture and read every caption in the entire book. My husband had the same exact response. There's just something completely magical about seeing 100+ year old photos of your own city - it gives me such a yearning to experience life at that time.
Well, experience it for an hour or so.
Then I want my computer, cell phone, car with air conditioning, and the social freedom to wear blue jeans back.
However, the books are FASCINATING. The timelines. . . seeing things change before your eyes. . .seeing the phases of history that our state went through. . . seeing what my city looked like when my grandparents were teenagers, then when my parents were teenagers. . . seeing all of the crazy men in 5 piece suits and top hats and ladies in 10 feet-in-diameter dresses and hats in the dead heat of Alabama Summer. . . the experience is simply indescribable.
So, the fine folks at Turner Publishing have given me THREE books to give away to you!! They are each valued at $40, and these books are pure artwork.
1. Historic Photos of Birmingham
2. Historic Photos of Mobile
3. Historic Photos of HuntsvilleIf you're not from one of these three cities, this is an extensive series - they also have similar books on quite a few other cities. Check to see if your city is on the list here.
To enter to win one of these three books, comment on this post. Somewhere in your comment, let me know which book you would prefer if you were a winner. I can't make any guarantees, but I will try to match up the winners with their preferred book.
You may have extra entries for each of the following items:
1. If you are a follower of Alabama Bloggers
2. If you subscribe to the feed of Alabama Bloggers
3. If you follow @AlabamaBloggers on Twitter
4. If you Tweet about this contest
5. If you blog about this contest and Alabama Bloggers
6. If you put the Alabama Bloggers button on your blog
BE SURE TO WRITE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH OF YOUR ENTRIES.
This contest will be open until Monday, June 8th. The three winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, June 9th.
I would choose Birmingham. A great giveaway!
I am a follower.
I put the button on my blog.
I would like the Birmingham book. :)
I follow Alabama Bloggers on Twitter, of course.
I subscribe to Alabama Bloggers feed via Bloglines.
My brother-in-law is from Alabama and my sisters lived in Birmingham for years. I would love to be able to give these to my brother (and maybe well, keep one for myself).
Birmingham is fabulous by the way and Dreamland's ribs rule!
I'm addicted to Twitter...which is great for my blog and other websites...so of course I'm following! The books look amazing, I would pick Birmingham, but I bet Mobile is pretty too...
I follow this blog in my google reader.
I put the button on my blog.
I follow @AlabamaBloggers on twitter
Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/GreekGRITS/status/1863973116
Oh, and I forgot to say which book. I would really like the Mobile book, since that is my original hometown.
Oh yes, and I am a follower!
My husband and I looked at that book or one very similar at the bookstore not long ago. His grandmother grew up in old Birmingham. I would love to have that book to share with her! What an awesome giveaway!
I already had the button. : )
Of course, I was already following/stalking.
Without a doubt, I subscribe to the feed through Google Reader.
I'm a huge history buff, I'd love to have the Birmingham book!
I'm also an Alabama blog follower. I was accidentally signed in as Ryan on my 1st comment.
I have the Alabama bloggers button on my blog.
I would choose the book on Birmingham - my hometown.
Historic photos of Huntsville.
I've got your button on my blog! Would love the Birmingham book.
I'd love the Birmingham book!
I live in Birmingham so I would like to win that book. I've been to the old train depot in Bessemer to look at their collection of old photos and even found my grandfather in one of them.
I would choose B'ham also, although I am sure any one of them is wonderful.
Wow Rachel! You're awesome!
So from the looks of things I have to comment for each thing I do...
I have the button
I am a follower
It is on my blog, although telling others doesn't help my chances of winning... :)
HUNTSVILLE!!! I NEED this book. Seriously. This has to be the giveaway I'm most excited about entering since the first of my blogging days. Let's make it happen. ;)
I'm a follower!!!
I'm a subscriber!!
Following on Twitter!
I tweeted yesterday and I'll tweet again! :)
And I have the button, too! I'm all over this, Rachel! Haha!
I love old photographs, wish I could have them framed & hanging all over my home. I would choose Huntsville (no special reason).
ok! this is great! I absolutely LOVE my Paris book from them!! :)
I'd love the Bham book or the Mobile book! My mom was born in Mobile!
I also follow on Twitter
And im about to follow on Blogger, (if its working again)
finally, i'm going to put the button on my blog too!
Sure, sign me up. I love giveaways!
And I just signed up for the feed. What's one more blog to read. :)
And I'm leaving a Twitter comment now!
Maybe Huntsville, for a choice of one of the three (but I wish it was San Francisco!).
I would like the Birmingham book, but I love historical photos so any of them would be neat. My MIL is from Mobile.
onlycancan ta hotmail tod com
This would be great for my son and his wife who are going to have a new baby in April. Would love to win this from them. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving !!!!!!!!!
I want B'ham!
I follow AB on twitter
Tweeted the contest!
I would choose the Birmingham book! Thanks!
I follow you on twitter! I would choose Birmingham!
I tweeted about this! I would love the Birmingham book!
I'd love to win any of these books!
I follow you on blogger!
I follow you on twitter! @mannabsn
I would love historical photos of mobile. Thank you.
Hmmm, I live in B'ham now, but I'm originally from the Mobile area so It's hard for me to choose. Flip a coin I guess?
I'm a follower of the blog!
I'm a twitter follower!
I put the button on my blog!
these look great, would choose the birmingham book
I would love to win one of those books!!
I have the button on my blog
I did a post on the giveaway:
Sign me up! I live in the Mobile area and would love to have the book.
I follow you!
Blog button affixed to my sidebar.
ktgonyea at gmail.com
I spent some of my growing up years in Huntsville so that's the book for me!
I would choose B'ham!
I'm a feed subscriber.
I follow AB on twitter!
I'm a follower, a subcriber, have the button on my blog, and follow on Twitter. I'd love to win that Mobile book!
I follow on Twitter! I love that Mobile book!
I am blogging about this contest so I can win that Mobile book!
I have the button on my blog.... gotta win that Mobile book! :)
I think the Huntsville book would be good.
Ooh...swag! I would pick Birmingham even though I am sure the history of H'ville and Mobile would love lovely on my coffee table.
I follow on Twitter!
I'm a follower!
I subscribe to the feed too!
These look really neat, I have family from Alabama so any of these books would be a welcome peek at my history!
I follow on Blogger
I would choose Birmingham.
I would love to have the book on Birmingham.
I would love to win the Birmingham book for my dad!
I would love all of them but if I habd to settle for one it would be Mobile.
Thank you so very much. :)
katco64 at aol dot com
I would choose Mobile. Thanks! :)
I would like the Historic Pjotos of Birmingham. I am interested in historical photos of Alabama. firstname.lastname@example.org
i think i would pick Historic Photos of Birmingham
following your blog as klp1965
following on twitter klp1965
I just moved to Alabama in January and would love to have one of these great books. I would prefer the one on Mobile.
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